|The laws of etiquette; or, Short rules and reflections for conduct in society. - a gentleman|
In a rapidly growing consumer market for etiquette manuals during the nineteenth century, this is an example of a manual that attempts to reinforce the authority of its contents by suggesting legal foundations in its title as well as the qualifications of its author, in this case "A Gentleman." The straightforward chapters include "Good Breeding," "Dress," "Balls," and "Funerals." Reissued throughout the 1840s, much of the manual is a paraphrasing to earlier texts.
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|The dancing-master: or, The art of dancing explained ... In two parts ... The whole containing sixty figures drawn from the life, and curiously engraved on copper plates. Done from the French of Monsieur Rameau, - J. Essex ...|
This is a translation of one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance--Pierre Rameau's 1725 Le maître a danser. Translated by English dancer and writer John Essex (c. 1680-1744), part one of the text and accompanying full-page plates carefully focus on the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, and bows, and describe a large vocabulary of steps...
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|Dancers and dancing; a calm and rational view of the dancing question, - Pastor J. M. Hubbert ...|
At first glance, Hubbert appears to be presenting both pro and con agruments regarding the suitability of dancing. However, the discussion is weighted toward the common discourse found in this genre of antidance literature. Hubbert argues that although dance was practiced in biblical times, it was performed by and for women. Additionally, he concludes that dance is bad for the health and a waste of time and money.
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|An account of the trial of social dance.|
The author of this work claims to be pastor of the Reformed Churches of Marbletown and North Marbletown as well as a lawyer. In this manual, Davis takes a novel approach in preaching his antidance position, which he calls "The Trial of Social Dance ... The only King and Potentate, Jesus Christ vs. Social Dance." The jury for this "trial" is composed of "The Public Conscience." "Witnesses" include Mr...
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|Balli - ieri e balli d'oggi.|
Milano, U. Hoepli, 1922.
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|Recueil de dances, composées - mr. Feuillet ...|
Paris, L'auteur, 1709.
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|Orchesography; or, The art of dancing by characters and demonstrative figures. Wherein the whole art is explain'd; with compleat tables of all steps us'd in dancing, and rules for the motions of the arms, &c. Whereby any person (who understands dancing) m - Mr Isaac, in one vollume.|
London, Printed for, & sold by In
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|Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo - Gennaro Magri ...|
This manual represents one of the most important sources on dance technique for the second half of the eighteenth century and is a critical link between Baroque dance and early romantic ballet. Part one is divided into sixty sections describing various aspects of dance beginning with a statement on the utility of dance, and feet positions. The manual continus with descriptions of many steps, for example, four of battemens, nine types of pas de bourrée; balloté; and twenty-three types of cabrio...
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|Roberts' manual of fashionable dancing and vade mecum for the ball-room; containing a review and full description of all the modern dances, &c.|
Like many European and North American manuals of the nineteenth century, this Australian version is acknowledged by the publisher to be a compilation of other writer's work. To enhance the book's marketability, the author states that many "who have left the colonies for London, Paris, and other continental cities" have admirably acquitted and distinguished themselves. The book describes quadrilles and waltzes as well as dances popular in the 1840s such as the "Cellarius Waltz.
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|Samouchitel' modnykh bal'nykh i kharakternykh tantsev.|
Translated as "Self-tutor of fashionable social and characteristic dances," this is an important Russian-language manual that describes the role of social dance, the importance of proper bearing, bows, introductions, and etiquette. Many of the same are the same as those performed in the ballrooms of western Europe, such as the waltz, quadrille, polonaise, polka, pas de patinier. Other dances are more interesting--the mazurka, pas de'Espagne, Hongroise, csárdas, and kamarinskaya...
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|Elegantní tanecník / dle rozlicných pramenu upravila Anna Lorenzová.|
This diminutive manual, written in Czech, contains descriptions of popular ballroom dances including the polka, mazurka, waltz, quadrille, and polonaise. Lorenzová demonstrates that late nineteenth-century ballroom traditions were similar throughout western and eastern Europe.
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|A Solemn warning to dancers.|
New York : N. Bangs and J. Emory for the Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, [between 1824 and 1832]
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|Rinnce na h-Éireann : a simplified work on the performance of the dances of Ireland.|
First published in 1902, the work was suggested by a member of the New York Philo-Celtic Society. The discusion includes music, steps, and instructions for reels, "High Caul Cap, four-hand jig, and Rinnce Fada.
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|Geschichte der tanzkunst bei den cultivirten völkern von den ersten anfängen bis auf die gegenwärtige zeit. - Albert Czerwinski. Mit 34 in den text gedruckten abbildungen und 9 alten tanzmelodien.|
In this vast history of dance, Czerwinski discusses the origins of dance with Greek and Roman examples and continues with a description of the dances in many countries including Spain, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden, Holland, Poland, Japan and Turkey. Specific dances include the galliard, galop, menuet, quadrille, waltz, and tarantella. Although the scholarship is flawed by contemporary standards, the work is part of a large body of literature that influenced the writing of dance his...
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|The American prompter and guide to etiquette, comp. - E. H. Kopp. Containing ... full directions for calling and dancing ...|
This manual is acknowledged to be a compilation of previously published materials and, in fact, Kopp's etiquette section can be found in many contemporary works. Callers instructions are given for quadrilles, waltz quadrilles, polka quadrilles, and contra dances. Kopp includes rules and advice for calling dances such as "Never call at the wrong place to please dancers who do not dance correctly.
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|Assistant for A. Dodworth's pupils.|
This small, pocketsize manual was intended for the students of well-known New York dancing master and composer Allen Dodworth. The manual states the rules for classes, gives Dodworth's qualifications as a teacher, and describes appropriate manners and etiquette. Dances include the quadrille and the popular parlor game known as the German as well as a section on how to dance the "Boston," a waltz variation...
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|Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati; nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano f - essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ...|
This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, and contains specific choreographies for eighty dances, most of which are designed for one couple. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music notated in Italian lute tablature...
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|A treatise on the use and peculiar advantages of dancing and exercises, considered as a means of refinement and physical development ... - Francis Mason.|
In this book dancing master Mason attempts to make a case for the advantages of dancing and traces the development of dance from ancient times. As part of his argument, Mason often distinguishes between the dance of civilized and uncivilized peoples. His bias is clear in the following: "Man in a civilized state generally turns the feet outwards, as in an uncivilized state they are invariably turned inwards" (p...
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|The prompter's own book; or, Rowe's calls for the ball room. Contains all the latest and best calls necessary for an all night party ...|
Foreshadowing the growing trend of late nineteenth-century dance manuals to reduce discussion on etiquette, Rowe's treatise contains absolutely no information on the subject but begins directly with information on the quadrille. This book advertised for 25 cents, is far less extensive than most published during the 1870s.
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|Tips to dancers," good manners for ballroom and dance hall, - V. Persis Dewey.|
This small manual of less than thirty pages is aimed at a non-urban population and, although it contains substantial sections on etiquette and the value of good manners, the only dances mentioned by Dewey are the one step and foxtrot. Advice includes "A man should not try to dance in his stiff, heavy, working shoes," and admonishments to remove chewing gum from the pockets so "you will not be tempted to use it at the party.
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|Illustrated portfolio of artistic dancing / - Mrs. H.A. Foreman.|
This is a book of twelve photographs showing Mrs. Foreman's dance students in a variety of dance poses including "The Persian Vestal Dance," "The Minuet," "Society Skirt Dance," "Butterfly Skirt Dance," "The Cacucha," and "Scarf Dance.
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|The latest method, home instruction by mail, dancing courses ... arranged and ed. - Charles J. Frank ...|
This is a series of three pamphlets, each from sixteen to twenty-four pages, that describes the waltz, foxtrot, and the one step. Designed for those who "know nothing at all about Modern Dances," each pamphlet provides preliminary exercises and basic lessons for execution of the steps.
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|The perfect art of modern dancing ...|
This manual, part of a series that included such publications as The perfect art of canning and preserving and Nursing and nourishment for invalids, was directly marketed to women. It begins by discussing the suitability of teaching dance to children. The author suggests that dance is good for health and deportment and lessons should commence at age five. Various dances are described including quadrilles, contra dances, round dances, and the German (also known as the cotillon)
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|Schriftsmässige beantwortung der frage: Was von dem weltüblichen tanzen und spielen zu halten sey und ob es nicht mit zur christlichen freyheit gehöre? als ein anhang zu den betrachtungen von der freyheit der gläubigen vom gesetz auf v - Bogatzky.|
This manual is an early German example of the literature against the practice of dancing. In this case, Bogatzky (1690-1774) compares gambling with dancing, and asks the reader to consider these practices in the context of Scripture, especially the Ten Commandments.
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|Prima, e seconda memoria per servire alla istoria del ballo degli antichi, del signor Burette. n|
In this history of dance, Burette (1665-1747) presents an extensive discussion on Greek and Roman dance, basing his information on literary references such as the Iliad and authors such as Lucian. Included in the discussion are tragic and serious ballet, satire, and pantomime. While this text illuminates the importance of Greek and Roman influence on the arts of the mid-eighteenth century, modern dance scholars will find many interpretive and factual errors.
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|An analysis of country dancing, wherein all the figures used in that polite amusement are rendered familiar by engraved lines. Containing also, directions for composing almost any number of figures to one tune, with some entire new reels; together with th - T. Wilson ...|
Designed for "those who possess no knowledge whatsoever of country-dancing," the manual uses text, tables, and color-coded diagrams to explain the figures for English country dances. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one of the most popular early nineteenth-century ballroom dances. Originally published in 1808, the namual was reissued in 1822, and another version appeared in 1815 under the title The complete system of Engl...
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|An essay on dancing / - J. Townley Crane.|
New York : Nelson & Phillips, 
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|Course of instruction in dancing and aesthetic development of the body - L. F. Segadlo ...|
This is a translation by Segadlo of an article, by an unknown author, found in the Universal Gazette, published in Vienna, Austria. It is a strong defense of dance and exercise, a subject that was often discussed during the late nineteenth century. The manual concludes with three sets of quadrilles as taught by the author, "Princeton University Lancers," "Saratoga Lancers," and the plain quadrille.
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|Chorégraphie ou L'art de décrire la dance par caracteres, figures et signes desmonstratifs avec lesquels on apprend facilement de soy même toutes sortes de dances. - Mrs Feuillet et Dezais ...|
Originally published in 1700, this manual details a dance notation system that indicates the placement of the feet and six basic leg movements: plié, releveé, sauté, cabriole, tombé, and glissé. Changes of body direction and numerous ornamentations of the legs and arms are also part of the system. The system is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionaly, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score...
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|Nobiltà di dame del sr. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, libro, altra volta, chiamato Il ballarino. Nuouamente dal proprio auttore corretto, ampliato di nuoui balli, di belle regole, & alla perfetta theorica ridotto: con le creanze necessarie à - vaghe & bellissime figure in rame ...|
In this significant manual detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance, dancing master Caroso redefines and, in some cases, corrects information found in his first treatise, Il ballarino (1581). The manual gives rules for sixty-eight steps and contains specific choreographies for forty-nine dances. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music written in Italian lute tablature and/or mensural notation...
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|An analysis of country dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in country dances, in a way so easy and familiar, that persons of the meanest capacity may in a short time acquire (without the aid of a master) a complete knowledge of that r - J. Berryman.|
This is the first of several books published by Wilson on the subject of English country dancing. Performed as a series of figures by a column of men facing a column of women, the English country dance was one of the most popular early nineteenth-century ballroom dances. Although the manual has a section on ballroom etiquette, it is most useful for its text, tables, and color-coded diagrams, which explain the figures...
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|For the furthur improvement of dancing, A treatis of chorography, or, Ye art of dancing country dances after a new character : in which the figures, steps & manner of performing are describ'd & ye rules demonstrated in an easie method adapted to the meane - Iohn Essex, dancing master.|
This is a translation of Raoul-Auger Feuillet's treatise Recueil de contredances mises ... (Paris, 1706), by English dance, dancing master, and writer John Essex. Through the use of diagrams, the manual gives descriptions of floor patterns and motions for the feet and arms, indicates how the dance corresponds to the music, and provides rules for performance of English country dances, known in France as the contredanse (also spelled contredance)...
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|Ist tanzen sünde? - G. J. Pfefferkorn ...|
This antidance treatise was directed at the large German-speaking population that settled in the mid-western section of the United States. Pfefferkorn's two main arguments are common in this genre of literature: dance is a waste of time and money and, additionally, is bad for the health. The author concludes that dance is sinful and dangerous, leading to carnal appetites and immoral thoughts and actions.
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|The double sword dance. Described and copyrighted November, 1895, - Prof. H. N. Grant ...|
Part of a series of pamphlets published by Grant, this work provides preparatory exercises and instructions for steps including the pas de basque, waltz turn, and shuffle. Grant notes that the double sword dance can be performed as a solo or duet.
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|How to become successful teachers of the art of dancing in conjunction with how to manage a favor-german, - Prof. H.N. Grant ...|
Written for teachers of ballroom dance, this manual is illustrated with many diagrams designed to be useful in the classroom. Discussions include how to open a dance class, how to conduct a private lesson, and what to teach. Suggestions on appropriate dances include the mazurka, redowa, and polka. Group dances include descriptions of several figures for the grand march, six figures for the German (also known as the cotillon), and several contra dances.
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|The prompter: containing full descriptions of all the quadrilles, figures of the german cotillon, etc. Designed for the assistance of the pupils of Wm. B. De Garmo ...|
Like many other nineteenth-century dance manuals, much of the material in The prompter comes from previously published materials. The treatise opens with a brief discussion of etiquette and continues with figures for quadrilles. Additionally, the manual discusses "Le quadrille Français," De Garmo's terminology for English country dances, and gives eighty-seven figures for the cotillon, a popular group dance that takes the form of a series of party games.
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|Esmeralda" waltz-lanciers. Arranged for the Esmeralda club, of St. Louis, Mo. - Prof. W. W. Florence.|
Created for the Esmeralda Club of Saint Louis, this short pamphlet consists of five figures of a waltz quadrille with a brief explanation of each figure.
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|15e.[-30e.] recueil des contre-danses et walzes / - Louis Julien Clarchies.|
A Paris : Chez Frere, [179-?-1815?]
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|Potpourri françois des contre-danse ancienne tel quil se danse chez la Reine ...|
This is a collection of twelve contredanses, figure-dances performed by four couples and popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Unlike other published accounts that describe a single figure for each dance, all the dances in this collection contain a series of figures, demonstrating a closer relationship with nineteenth-century quadrilles. Although this collection contains no floor patterns, the figures for each dance are desbribed in text and appropriate music is provided.
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|The royall : Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day ...|
This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet notation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c.1720) to music composed by James Paisible (died 1721). The eleven couplet dance begins in triple meter and changes to a hornpipe on the fifth couplet. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance...
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|Social dancing inconsistent with a Christian profession and baptismal vows: a sermon, preached in the Presbyterian church, Columbia, S.C., June 17, 1849, - B. M. Palmer ...|
Taken from a sermon delivered 17 June 1849, Palmer's book is typical of midnineteenth-century antidance literature. He declares that the seventeen references to dance in the Bible are all performed by one sex, in open fields, and in broad daylight. This, Palmer (1818-1902) concludes, is not the case with balls, in which the sexes dance together, in closed quarters, and at night. The author declares that human nature is "fallen and depraved, and subject to the domination of wicked passions," ther...
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|A cotilion [!] - W. H. Kingsbury.|
This is a charming example of late-eighteenth-century caricature. Although the specific personalities and dances cannot be pinpointed, this collection of ten couples, dressed in ball dress and displaying exaggerated dance poses, is an excellent sample of an art form that flourished in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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|Die modernen Tänze, von msgr. don Luigi Sartori. Frei übersetzt und verändert - p. Vigilius H. Krull, C. PP. S.|
Collegeville, Ind., St. Josephs buchdruckerei, 1910.
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|An essay for the further improvement of dancing; being a collection of figure dances, of several numbers, compos'd by the most eminent masters; describ'd in characters after the newest manner of Monsieur Feuillet. By E. Pemberton. To which is added, three - Mr. Pecour ...|
London, J. Walsh [etc.] 1711.
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|Recüeil de dances contenant un tres grand nombres, des meillieures entrées de ballet de Mr. Pecour, tant pour homme que pour femmes, dont la plus grande partie ont été dancées à l'Opera. Recüeillies et mises au - Mr. Feüillet ...|
This treatise includes six solo dances for women; eight for men; and seventeen duets for a man and a woman, two women, or two men, all choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour (c. 1653-1729). Feuillet notes that several of the dances were performed by some of the most famous theatrical dancers of the time including Marie-Persée, and Cadmus et Hermione as well as Trancrède and L'Europe Galante by André Campra...
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|Essai sur la danse antique et moderne ... - Mme Élise Voiart.|
All of Mme. Voiart's manual is devoted to the history of dance. Quoting heavily from many previously published materials, including a number of travelogues, this book discusses the origins of dance and devotes a chapter each to Greek and Roman dance. The second part of the book discusses transition to what the author terms "modern dance," in this case the court dances of France. In examining the dances of the French Baroque court, Mme...
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|Arte de danzar a la francesa, adornado con quarenta figuras, que enseñan el modo de hacer todos los diferentes passos de la danza del minuete, con todas sus reglas, y de conducir los brazos en cada passo: y en quatro figuras, el modo de danzar los|
Published in 1758 by engraver, writer, and translator Minguet é Irol, this manual incorporates sections of Raoul-Feuillet's Choreographie (Paris, 1700) and Pierre Rameau's Le Maître de danser (Paris, 1725), although neither author is credited. Part one describes feet positions, the manner of managing one's hat, and provides a large vocabulary of steps used in eighteenth-century dance technique. Part two includes dances by Feuillet and French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour...
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|Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ... - le sieur Rameau ...|
Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance technique. Part one of the text (with accompanying full-page plates) carefully describes the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, bows, and a large vocabulary of steps...
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|Leaflets of the ball room. Being a sketch of the polka quadrilles, the Baden, mazurka figures &c. &c. to which is appended the music of the celebrated redowa waltz, now first published in the United States.|
Compiled by a publisher and small enough to fit into a pocket, this manual gives directions for polka quadrilles, mazurka quadrilles, and "The New Redowa," all "as taught by Mr. Durang and daughter." Other dances include a waltz cotillion, gallopade quadrille, and Spanish Dance.
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|Clog dancing made easy. The elements and practice of that art arranged, simplified and corrected ... - Henry Tucker.|
This manual contains instructions for twelve steps that, according to the author, can be learned by practicing two hours a day. Libretti and music are provided for four musical comedy sketches that require clog dancing.
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